America is my body's homeland, but Korea is my Soul's homeland.Music is LIFE.
Hello, I am from Minnesota USA born in the year of the Dragon (although my personality is nothing like is described in the dragon description - except for the fact that I prefer to be alone lol) I am 29yrs old, my real name is Renee. I am an introvert - ISFP-T. I wish one of the actors I love would just come and find me and whisk me away - that way I wouldn't have to meet anyone lol (I do not like to meet strangers). I like to hide away in my cave (room) 95% of the time with no social interaction. And I'm only 100% comfortable around my immediate family.Solitude is my friend. Out of the different types of introverts, I would be amongst the "anxious" introverts.
Introducing my Korean Name (I read that if you want a Korean name you choose it yourself or a teacher or someone can give you a name, but you have to choose wisely to not end up with a mismatched or weird sounding name...) so I thought I would mesh the names of one of my favorite Korean Musical actors and my favorite Korean female character and make that name my own. So I took the "Im" from 'Im Tae Kyung' & "Chae Won" from 'Han Chae Won' (Seo Ji Hye's character in 'I'll Give You the Stars and the Moon'). I looked up the "hanja" characters for the name (and if I'm not doing it wrong lol, it should be...) as there can be multiple name meanings for the chosen name... I used "任琗園" (임채원) - taking the "임" from His surname using the same Hanja character as his as well "任" meaning: "Trusted/to bear, duty" (I'm using the "trusted" part) and then taking the "채" of her name in hanja "琗" meaning: "brightness of jade" (I'm using the "jade" part) and then taking the "원" of her name in hanja "園" meaning: "garden" (using it as is). So when put together should mean "Trusted Jade Garden" (that is if I'm allowed to adjust the meaning lol) Either way as long as "Im Chae Won" doesn't have a weird meaning - I'm good ^_^ So how do you like my new Korean name?If your interested in being friends, just keep one thing in mind, I enjoy pictures from dramas like most people but I hate spoiler pictures - especially in thrillers or dramas where there are unknown facts or things about it that were kept hidden from the viewers until later episodes - I don't appreciate seeing those types of photos on my feed. If you are someone who posts spoiler type pictures then please don't "friend" me. Once I get fed up with seeing those kinds of posts I will end up removing you from my friend list myself. Please be appreciative of other chingu's on this site. No matter how much you want to share those kinds of photos - they are just ones that shouldn't be shared - instead post your thoughts on said scenes in "spoiler tag" under your episode watch. That way only those who have seen that part of the show will see it. Thanks!
I first got introduced to Asian dramas by a classmate I met during a short college term - I was always attracted to Asian men in general but I never knew there was a whole world of wonderful dramas to watch until she told me about them. < Thank You!!!
First drama I ever watched was a Japanese drama called Hana Yori Dango (I have watched season 1-2 and the final). then my friend led me to the Taiwanese drama Mars - and from then on I had my first Asian crush Vic Zhou <3
First Korean drama I watched was My Girl, then Full House, and then Tree of Heaven and A Love to Kill. - which started my Kdrama addiction.
I used to say I didn't like Movies, but I recently got into them in 2016 - So I Enjoy Asian movies now *at least the ones I've watched* I watch most any genre except for 'Mature' and I try to avoid the movies that are more "documentary" type style b/c I don't like them.
K-pop idol Bias: Sandeul of B1A4
*side note - my mom absolutely ADORES Sandeul - when we watch Immortal Songs together and he is on screen she cannot pull herself away lol - so cute! She's super biased towards him - Musically and everything - She's always saying how he has such a unique and gifted voice ^_^ You could say she's one of his biggest fans ^^ *as am I** We love you Sandeul!!!
Fav. Style of Music: Ballads, Trot, Folk, Pop (old pop more than the new pop), R&B/Hip Hop, Soft Rock
Fav. Trot Songs: Unconditional by B1A4 // What About My Age by Hong Jin Young // With You by Nam Jin // Red Pepper by Yoo Ji Na // Ulsanbawi by Kim Heechul // Oh My by Jang Yoon Jeong // Eternal Love by Shin Yu // Fathers Youth by Oh Ki Taek // Ddaeng Bul by Kang Jin // I Want to Love by Jeong Tae Cheon // Aunt & Companion by Tae Jin Ah //
Fav. Singers: Sung Si Kyung // Kim Bum Soo // Lee Seung Chul // Yim Jae Beum // Kim Min Jong // Lee Hyun Woo // Lee Ji Hoon // Lee Sun Hee // Yoon Do Hyun // Soo & Jin // Im Tae Kyung // Min Woohyuk // Cho Yong Pil // Kim Kwang Seok // Ahn Chi Hwan // Jo Ha Moon // Kim Jaejoong // Kim Kwang Jin // Lim Chang Jung // Kim Shin Woo // Kim Yeon Woo // Lee Moon Sae // Kwon Yong Wook // Park Hyo Shin // Tei // Hwanhee // Lee Juck... Ballad Singers honestly are my 'Muse' you could say - I absolutely adore and love Ballad singers and songs <3 They give me all the right feels - been my love in the music world since my love for Korean music came into life ;)
One of my favorite MV's: Fly to the Sky's 'Saranghae'.
Im Tae Kyung: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0ZZImmctFo
Favorite Instrument: Saxophone <3 Most romantic instrument out there - to me anyways <3
My first Daily drama: Smile Donghae - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YztsKTg21Vk
Favorite Dramas separated by Genre:
Melodrama: Snow Queen & Missing You
Romance: Can You Hear My Heart? & Save the Last Dance for Me, Twinkle Twinkle
Action: Two Weeks, Duel, Fugitive Plan B, & East of Eden
Period: Bridal Mask, & Inspiring Generation
Tragic: Tree of Heaven, A Love to Kill, & Silence (T-drama)
(Real)Historical: Jumong, Kingdom of the Winds & Kim Soo Ro, Jing Bi Rock, Six Flying Dragons, Hwajeong,
(Fictional)Historical: Moon That Embraces the Sun, Warrior Baek Dong Soo, Kings Daughter Soo Baek Hyang, & Iljimae
Fantasy: Circle, Gu Family Book, My Love from the Stars, & My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Detective: The Devil, Crime Squad, Ghost/Phantom, Scandal, Bad Guys, Signal, Pied Piper
Rom/Com: Sweet 18, That Fool, Full House, My Girl
Medical: Beautiful Mind, Good Doctor & Cain & Abel (C&A is both Medical & crime), It's Okay That's Love, Kill Me Heal Me
Family: Five Enough, Smile,You, Bad Thief Good Thief, Glorious Day, Ojakgyo Brothers, My Daughter Seo Young, Reply 1988, Wonderful Mama, Happy Together
Daily Dramas: I'll Give You the Stars and the Moon, Smile Dong-hae, The Road Home, High as Sky Wide as Earth, Ugly Alert, Kings Daughter Soo Baek Hyang, My One and Only, Person Who Gives Happiness
Time Travel: Queen In-hyun's Man, Deserving of the Name, Rooftop Prince, Nine: 9 Times Time Travel, Tunnel
Food: Fermentation Family, Gourmet
Ghosts: Master's Sun, Who Are You? (2013)
Law: I Hear Your Voice, Scale of Providence
School: School 2013, Angry Mom,
Business: Hot Blood, Into the Flames
Political: Assembly, Jing Bi Rok (also Historical), Korean Peninsula
War: Road No.1, Comrades, Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War
Other: Defendant, Save Me, The Equator Man, Bachelor's Vegetable Store, Autumn's Concerto, Ti Amo Chocolate, Triangle, Cloud Stairs, Plus 9 Boys, Healer, My Rosy Life, Over the Rainbow
I like just about any genre (except for: horror, sitcom's, mature content, affairs, too much slice of life stuff, vampires, zombies & over the top gross me out comedy) - I like: Historical, Crime, Detective, Romance, Comedy, Melodrama, Makjang, Family, Business, Food, Period, Tragic, Action, Music, Martial Arts, Investigation, Thriller, Law, Suspense, Drama & Fantasy (as long as it's not too fake). Eye appeal is my first instinct on picking a drama though - the actors have too look good ;) or If the cover photo looks good I may watch it or if the title sounds intriguing - if it has none of these I am unlikely to watch it...I also go by reviews from time to time - if there are a lot of negative review or comments I will tend to pass the drama by. (I don't like wasting my time on something that isn't worth it). Sometimes I'll watch a drama simply b/c a certain actor/actress is in it - if I don't really like it I'll skip watch it and if I do like it I might watch the whole thing (lots of the time I skip the older adults scenes as they can get to be repetitive and boring (not to mention the wives hysterics).
Favorite Korean Actors:
Park Hae Jin Lee Je Hoon Park Bo Gum Kim Jaejoong
Yook Sung Jae Song Il Guk Yoo Ah In So Ji Sub
Park Hyung Shik Ok Taecyeon Lee Seung Gi Lee Sang Yoon
Lee Sang Woo Lee Jun Ki Kim Young Kwang Kim Jae Won
Kim Tae Hoon Kim Suk Hoon Jo Dong Hyeok Choi Soo Jong
Ji Soo Ji Chang Wook Seo Jun Yeong Ahn Jae Wook
Hwang Jeong Min Jung Jae Young Song Seung Hun Kim Rae Won
Lee Sang Yeob Dong Ha Ahn Nae Sang Choi Chul Ho
Favorite Korean Actresses:
Lee Tae Ran Seo Ji Hye Park Shin Hye
Park Min Young Eugene Jo Yoon Hee
Han Ji Hye Kim Hyun Joo Kim Hee Sun Han Eun Jeong
I LOVE this song by Lee Seung Chul - "Just Like That" is the title - I'm addicted to it lately ^_^
I don't understand Variety Shows, so I don't watch them....
Favorite Japanese Dramas: I might watch more if they had English Titles...
Akai Ito, Tatta Hituso No Koi, Hana Yori Dango, Life, Nobunaga Concerto, Ouroboros,
Favorite American TV Series:
Once Upon a Time // Scarecrow & Mrs.King // Remington Steele // MacGyver // Walker Texas Ranger // V.I.P // Early Edition // Touched By An Angel // Hunter // Growing Pains // Charles In Charge // The Facts of Life // Little House on the Prairie // Knight Rider // Relic Hunter // Adventure Inc. // The Waltons // Diff'rent Strokes // Wildfire // Full House // I Love Lucy // Chips // 21 Jumpstreet // Bonanza // Flash Gordon (2007) // Mutant X S03 // Promised Land // Sue Thomas F.B.Eye // Doc. // Young Blades // ....
Favorite American Movies:
While You Were Sleeping #1 // Lassie (1994 Paramount) #2 // Everything You Want #3 // Seven Brides for Seven Brothers #4 // Undercover Angel #5 // Fireproof #6 // Anne of Green Gables 1-3 // Pride & Prejudice #8 // Cinderella Story // Rags // Shiloh // God's NOT Dead // Facing the Giants // Raise Your Voice // Jane Eyre // Mansfield Park // Pilgrims Progress // Bells of Innocence // Pamela's Prayer // the Four Feathers (heath ledger one) // Beastly // September Dawn // High School Musical 1 // Overcome // Waiting for Forever // Something to Sing About // The Miracle Worker (Disney) // Air Bud series // The Good Son // Rodgers & Hamerstein's Cinderella (Brandy) // Annie (Disney) // It Takes Two // White Fang & White Fang 2 // Rose Hill // the Rouge Stallion // Road to Redemption // the Miracle of the Cards // Bride & Prejudice // Nicholas Nickleby // Only Once // ...
Favorite English Singers:
Richard Marx // Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) // David Meece // David Cassidy // Beegees // Carpenters // David Huff // Dream Street // Jaeson Ma // Westlife // Billy Ocean // Rick Astley // Savage Garden // Shayne Ward //
Favorite English/American Actors:
Richard Geere, Hilary Duff, Amanda Bynes, Ashley Olsen, Kirk Cameron, Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Michael Landon, Chuck Norris, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Nancy McKeon, Roma Downey, Shirley Temple, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Anniston, Nick Zano, ... (I don't follow these actors like I do Asian actors though - but if I see a drama with them in it I'll check to see what it's about and if then it appeals to me I'll watch it).
How I rate dramas:
- Also my personal enjoyment has a lot to do with my final ratings - I rarely go by just cinematography or otherwise - the characters have to win me over first; and the drama needs to end in a way that satisfies me or my final rating will drop from what I initially had in mind. As in a couple I wanted together fails to get together in the end for some reason (most hated is b/c of another couple that never deserved to get together and ended up ruining my couples chance at happiness a.k.a 'Give Love Away' & 'Endless Love' - my rating for those 2 dramas in particular dropped way down b/c of those endings.) -
10.0: Amazing! Masterpiece!
3.5-3.0: Gosh, chincha? (lol, love that remark ;))
2.5-20: Skip It!
1.5-1.0: Away from the keyboard puking :>
^I got this rating system from another chingu - I agreed with it so much I asked if I could use it myself ;)
I used to use my On-hold list for dramas I was watching but then got behind on and lost interest but still planned on continuing them at some point - but now I use it for dramas I plan to watch soon after the ones I am currently watching ;)
Park Hae Jin (nose, scars, voice, eyes, hands) I REALLY like PHJ <3 He's SO SMEXY <3
Anyone who likes Korean music - classics and new then I highly recommend watching Immortal Songs2 where the singers "remake" legends songs and sing LIVE onstage - and the audience decides who wins <3